Mel Gibson’s fall says a lot about the changes in America over the past six years. We shouldn’t take those changes for granted. We should take stock — and celebrate. They are good news.

 

The Good News About Mel Gibson

By FRANK RICH

July 16, 2010

FOR Fourth of July weekend fireworks, even Macy’s couldn’t top the spittle-spangled eruptions of Mel Gibson. The clandestine recordings of his serial audio assaults on his gal pal were instant Web and cable-TV sensations — at once a worthy rival to Hollywood’s official holiday releases and a compelling sequel to his fabled anti- Semitic rant of 2006. A true showman, Gibson offered vitriol for nearly all tastes, aiming his profane fusillade at women, blacks and Latinos alike. Continue reading